The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 23, 1954
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 23,1954 Two from Tennessee Get Chances Tonight By BEN » *»? UIMI l-nijlVVlrtlL NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of Tennessee basketball teams get a chance tonight to BMTHEVll.lE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Monticeilo Game Is Out; May be Re-Set Winter, 1954, dealt a series of blows to Mississippi bounty's athletic program this week. Latest cancellation was of tonight's scheduled Blythe- rille-Monticello basketball game at Haley Field Gymnasium. Coach Jimmy Fisher was notl-+—.— _ PAGE nvi .,.-,, . „---. t — , .. j—. ~. .. V.1HIV.OOCC uaaA.iri.uau i^cuna gui. a cimuut: lumKUl iu not trntnff to become the sensations of the nation but the chances are-strong that neither one will make icy roads. tho (JrarIP TM-_ TT:H «: ficd last night that Monticeilo w make tin trip ov the grade. At Knoxvllle the University of Tennessee takes on the University of Kentucky, unbeaten leader of the Associated Press weekly poll. And at Bowling Green, Ky., Mem- Phis State visits Western Kentucky whose n-game winning streak is the longest in the country. Not Even Sweat Both Kentucky teams should win without working up However, it's been good sweat, more than a decade since any team went through a major schedule undefeated. Some nights the ball just doesn't go through the hoop often enough. Three other clubs from among the top 10 also see action tonigh Oklahoma A&M. a notch behin Western Kentucky in the No. spot, is at North Texas State, Ok lahoma City University, No. opens a western swing sgainst Wy oming and Minnesota, No. 9, visit Northwestern in one of the night' three Big Ten games. Iowa is a Purdue and Ohio Stale at Mich gan State. Three in Southeast The Kentucky-Tennessee meei Ing Is one of three Southeaster Conference engagements. Aubur visits Georgia and winless Georgit Tech tries its luck against a pow erful Vanderbilt club. Olson Is Confident HeCanBeatGavilan By RUSS NEWLAND SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former boxing cham pions who are predicting Carl (Bobo) Olson will lose his mid dleweight title to welter boss Kid Gavilan are doing Beak Bustin' Bobo a favor. Olson squares off with Joe Rin-+ — done of Roxbury, Mass., in a non- t : ;le 10-round go here tonight. When Bobo heard that former champions Henry Armstrong and Sugar Ray Robinson had hopped on thft Gavilan bandwagon earlier this week, his reaction was practically "So what?" Pep Talk Actually, however it was stimulating as one of the halftim pep talks the late Knute Rocknu used to give his Notre Dame foo ball players. Olson, in training fo Bindone, appeared to dig into hi chores with extra vigor. Olson hasn't said so publicly bu he hfys confided to friend h thinks he can whip Gavilan an time they meet. They clash i Chicago, April 2. Robinson had to put on furiou lost two rounds to save his then middleweight title against Olson In their 15-rounder here in March 1952. Olson is a lopsided favorite to win over Rindonp tonight. Th' fight at Winterland Arena, will bi nationally televised , (ABC 8 p.m EST), except for a blackout of the local area. Gate receipts are ex pectecf to reach $30.000 or more A referee and two Judges will de cide the match under the Call fornia scoring system of 11 points to the round. This will be Olson's first figh since he '-eat England's Randy Turpin for the title last Oct. 31 He is In fine condition, however and looked good in training. Rlndone hasn't boxed nince November when he stopped Joey de John in the second round. Both will come In over 180 pounds. Cage Scores Thiel 67, Alliance (Pa) 53 , Queens (NY) «5, CoaM Guard Academy 62 Bowling Green 78, Ohio Univ 72 Xavier (Ohio) 74, Baldwin Wallace 57 Southeastern Okl» Jl,' Phillips Univ 59 Panhandle (Okla) A&M 78, New Mexico Highlands 65 Southwestern Okla 88, Northeastern Okla 66 Bethany (Kan) 78, College of Emporia 73 Drury 74, Tarkio 62 Kansas Wesleyan 84, Friends (Kan) 46 Concordla (St. Louis) 83, Qulncy 13 Culver-Stockton 65, Westminster ((Mo) 56 Arizona 79, Arizona State (Tempe) 65 Eastern New Mexico 77, St. Michaels (NM) 53 Idaho 70, Oregon State 55 Oregon 77, Washington 76 Yankees Are Set to Sign Other Stars Berra in Bag, ManHe, Ford To Be Next NEW YORK (AP) — Having bagged Yogi Berra, their leading slugger, the New York Yankees today sought to bring some of their other stars into the fold for 1954. Berra, who batted .296 and clubbed 27 home runs last year, :ame to terms yesterday after a orlef conference with asst. Gen'I Mgr. Roy Hnmey. The. hard-hitting catcher reportedly will receive 142,000—a $5,000 boost—for trying a help the bombers to their sixth, straight world championship. " Teams with Weiss Now Hamey and George Weiss general manager are expected to use their collective talents In at empto to sign Mickey Mantle, all ttcDougald and Whitey Ford. Al hree have expressed dissatisfac- lon with the contracts they've )een offered. The Brooklyn Dodgers, t h e Yankees' World Series opponent; wo years running, signed Joe Black, their great relief pitcher of 952. Much to Black's relief he vlll receive the same salary — round $12,000—as he did last easpn. «-3 In '53 "We don't like to cut a man for le bad year after he has had good one," Vice-President Buzzy Missouri at Kansas State marks the only Big Seven action while Wichita risks its Missouri Valley lead against St. Louis. Baylor meets Rice in the Southwest Conference. Dartmouth invades Penn in the only Ivy league game. Out West Utah surprised Utah Slate 74-62 in a Skyline Conference gome last night and playa host to Montana tonight. Brlgham Young, 82-54 conqueror of Montana, swaps to Utah Stale. Utah Stale scored the first field goal but never led again. Bill Maxwell topped Utah acorers with 18 points. Seattle Gets Ifilh Dsan Larsen, the Skyline Conference leading scorer, paced BYU with 18 as Montana suffered Its fourth conference loss against « single victory. Idaho's hustling Vandals took the measure of 7 feet 3 Swede Halbrook and company from Oregon State 70-55 despite a 35 point performance by Halbrook. Seattle, ranked 16th in the nation, won its 16th straight, 73-57 over Colorado A&M. Seattle lost its opening game to Wichita. Oregon edged Washington 77-76 n a Pacific Coast Conference Tame. Idaho State whipped Western State of Colorado 68-47 in a battle for the lead In the Rocky Mountain Conference. Arizona beat Arizona State of Tempe 79-65 in the Border Conference. Big Bill Uhl scored 30 points as Dayton edged Cincinnati 71-69 in the first basketball meeting In six years between the two Ohio schools. The Hill-Billics were to play Jonesboro lasl night and Blyth ville tonight. They had to dro both contests. But Fisher is hopeful th« gam can be worked in next week. Two on Schedule He lakes his Chicks to Green County Tech Tuesday night an entertains Humes of Memphis her Friday night. So it Is likely h try to get Monticeilo up her either Wednesday or Thursda night. According to Arkansas Athlet Association rules, a team may pla no more than two games in 01 week unless they feel obliged i make up games cancelled by "ac of God." If the gam« can be worked ) to next week's schedule, the pos ponement may be a break. The Chicks, while In good con dition, were not expected to be 1 tip-top shape tonight. Freddie Akers has been wrest Ing with the virus while Dexte West has been nursing a sore ank le. Akers worked out briefly yes terday afternoon and both shoul be ready to go by the time Mont cello comes to town. Elswhere, Osceola Golden Glove officials who were in the mid. of their 1954 Northeast Arkansa eliminations, decided the weathe was too much 'o battle and re scheduled the fights for nex Wednesday. They'll run Wednesday a n Thursday with finals on Saturda night. Several basketball games wer cancelled last night due to th treacherous roads. Chuck Molner iavasi explained. Black, used only partngly, slumped to a 6-3 record n '53 after his brilliant 15-4 record ha previous year. • The Detroit Tigers, with the gning of righthander Paul Foy- ack, brought their satisfied group o 16. The Milwaukee Braves re- elved the signed contract of util- y infielder Billy Klaus. The Berra-Yankees, get-together ame as somewhat of a surprise —particularly to the catcher. He id previously returned the club's itlal contract unsigned. "It was so easy, maybe I should ave asked for more," he said. Molner, Fields Are Paired on Legion Card Speedy Chuck Molner who made his debut before a Blytheville crowd last week, returns to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night to take part In the main event of Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling program. Molner, a 214-pound Mid-Westner, is scheduled to team with popular Lee Fields against Chico Cortez and Danny Dusek In the tag match main event. Molner made a big hit with Blytheville fans last week as he .earned with Joe Welch In a thrill- ng victory over Eddie Malone and Charley Keene. A pinUsized grappler. Molner has the outward appearance of a unior heavy weight but his well- nuscled legs and arms make up a big portion of his 214 pounds. Monday night's bout will be the rst here In quite some time for 3usek. He appeared here a coupe of years ago for a short stay. This booking is expected to stack P favorably with last week's, which turned out to be a .wild, Piggotf Fans Get Excited But Leachviile Wins Both Ends Of Twin Bill PIGGOTT —In a game enlivened by Daring tempers, Lcachvllle'; Lions took a 65-S4 victory here lasl night. Tlie extra excitement, came when Plggott's high point man for the night, Roeder. was sent out of the game by officials who had Just called ft technical foul on him. As Roeder approached the bench, Piggott's Coach Smithers. changed a few words with him and swung a towel in Roedcr'a direction. That's when some fans came down out of the stands with a little more than one minute left in the game. Order was restored before things got too lively, however. In the opener, Leachvllle's girls took an easy 42-27 victory from Piggott. Bo Adams and Darrell Blocker led the way for Leachvllle, as the Lions' great guard combination of Ronnie Kennett and Billy Ray went to the unbellevedly low total of six points. Leachville entertain! Manila Tuesday night. That Tiger Was Help To Martinez Garden Date With Graham Is Looming Bj JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) _ Once again Vince Martinez looks like the bright young prospect of a year ago _ all because he "showed a little more tiger." Martinez grinned last, night as . talked about his new found Hsrer" spirit after he stopped Rocky Casillo of Blue Island. 111., at the end of three rounds at Madin Square Garden. TKO in Third Referee Ruby Goldstein and Dr Vincent Nardiello of the New York Stale Athletic Commission teamed ip to slop it after Casiilo hnd been on the deck four times. They decided Socky was in no shape to come out for a. fourth round. RO t went into the books as ft third round TKO. The next big step In the career of the 24-year-old Paterson. N. J. welter is a Garden date with Billy raham. Best Fight Handsome Vinnie p r o b a b 1 • ought his best fight in deflatin] another wildly ballyhooed new comer. Manager Jack Begun wh md touted Casillo as a "new Rocky Graziano" was burned up at his fighter's performance a! hough he didn't think it shoul ive been stopped. Martinez was fast at 149 %an Jaslllo at 1BO was very slow. The apid fire action of Vince's quick ands quickly turned It Into a rou lidway In the second. He had oni- oned Kocky by » wide margin in he first. 33 of 36 lor Vlnce The crowd of 5,108 paying $17,14. knew the end was near when Ince, a 17 to 5 favorite, floored ocky twice in the second for «u- matlc eight counts. Two more automatic eight counts the third finished off the over- atched Casillo. It was the second me Rocky had been stopped while sing four of 30. Martinez has opped 20 while winning 33 of 36 iuts. ' V**' .AS— *. SIIAWNEE GIRLS — (Rear vow) Carol Sue Rogers, Joyce Bennett, Bnrbnra Hennlng; (third row) Lois Ann Eddings, Kitly Kimbcrlin: (second row; Alice Ashburn, Jo Jones, Betty Simpson; LJf^jte. j ,F ^ <. .uline Cavenes% (front row) Pai •hlrley Jeu, Shelby Jean Marian Hughen. Omul* Yancey, Hears, Joyo« Miller. I/eachvllle Pin. Plggolt Henry 8 p Russell II Swihart 18 , P Robinson 2 Nelson 14 F Snead 14 p oe o Markham Bryant G Kilbreth Jones a Smith Substitutes—Leachvllle — Adams 2, Keith; Piggott—Potter, McCord, Adams. Leachvllle Pos. flggoti Blocker 15 p Harrcl 7 Rams 1 T Johnson J Adams 18 c Nettles 18 R «y 2 Q Roeder 20 Kennett 4 G Muse 1 Substitutes Leachville — Scott 10; Piffjrott—Osburn, Hawkins. Sports Roundup— crowd-pleasing affair. In addition to the main event, two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Dusek taking on Molner and Ft, Ids meeting Cortez. Horses Dripping with Dough By JOHN CHANDLER NEW YORK (AP) — The guy in the carnival booth used to holler "around, and around, and around she goes, where she stops, nobody knows." And he'd spin the big'num- bered wheel, and maybe you'd win a kewpie doll. Thoroughbred racing . in the United States has got Itself a big wheel now, a greenback whirl oi rich stakes races that look like a Bank of England balance sheet. Unbelievable Had a racing man predicted such » sumptuous stakes spree even half a dozen years ago, sympathetic friends would have nodded knowingly, meanwhile whirling a forefinger in small circles near the right temple. Two years ago there were 10 races In this country labeled »s hundred grander*—that Is with the tracks adding $100,000 of their own money to the entry and starting fees. Last season there were 18 this year to date, at least SI «re »lrcady listed. Santa AniU beg»n thl*. $100,000 business In 1935 with the Santa AnIU Handicap, The late Col. Matt Wlnn hiked the Kentucky Derby to that figure In 194(1, and ttw PrnkMM and Btlmont lUkei followed suit to main an even monetary prestige balance in the Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. The first of the big $100,000 affairs comes off in California. Jan. 30 when they stage the Santa Anita Maturity, for 4-year-olds, Its gross value is expected to reach 1165,000. The 1951 Maturity grossed » staggering »205,700 and Great Circle netted $144,325 by winning—a figure unheard of In all the long history of racing. It would be a record no race would approach for years, said most racing people. It lasted until Oct. 31, 1953, when [he first Garden Stale Slakes for S-year-olda was held at Camden, N. J. When the various entry and starting fees were added up along with the track's $100,000 the gross hit $269,395, making 11 the .world'* richest horse race. »!.',»,000 Take Turn-To, in IrUh colt you might be hearing about again come Kentucky Derby time and perhaps before then, beat 18 others in the Garden State and hauled down $151,282 for the Cain Hoy Stable. That's a sample of the kind of cabbage top horses race for nowadays. Native Dancer, in his unbeaten 2-year-old season of 1952 earned $230,495, breaking a mark for money won by a Juvenile in one season that had stood since 1931. They wouldn't come close to th« Dancer's record for years, everyone said. It lasted Just one year. Hasty Road, pride of the Hasty House Farm and another leading Derby candidate this year, made short work of the Dancer's 2-year- old cash collecting mark lust season by winning $277,138, Purse distribution tit the natlon'i race tracks last yc»r totflled $72,870,819, or 12 per cenl over Ihe cnl over the 0,2,»ol r«7U r«p »«3,»M,Sa« outUy In 1991. Houston Hos Four in MVC HOUSTON, Tex. WI_The University of Houston has four members of the Missouri Valley Conference on its 1954 football schedule. Houston, a Missouri Valley member, will have 18 letlermen back. Conference games will be with Oklahoma A&M, Wichita, Tulsa, and Detroit. Harry Touke, athletic director, announced a nine-game schedule last night. It includes these Valley games: Oct. 16, Oklahoma A&M., there; Oct. 30, Wichita, there; Nov. 8, Tulsa, here ;Dec. 4, Detroit here. Houston will play Arkansas Nov. 27 at Houston. tabe Back n the Fold And All Tht Girls Are Happy TAMPA, Fla. W>—Babe Zaharla.s is back in the ladles Professional Golf Assn. after a 36-hour walkout, and everybody seems to be happy. "The whole thing Is made up.'" she said last night. "I think all the girls are happy." Thursday morning Mrs. Zaharias, the great drawing card for the women pros, said she was quit ting the association because Fred Corcoran had been dropped tournament director. She refused reelection as president and threatened to start her own rival group. Not Dissatisfied She felt that Corcoran was responsible for much of the financial success of the association and that he wasn't being treated fairly. Other members of the LPGA •laid there, was no dissatisfaction with Corcoran; they simply did not have the money to pay him. They explained golf equipment manufacturers had paid Corcoran (a reported $12,000 a year) before but now had decided to use the money " ir other purposes. They set up a. committee io handle the tournaments In Corcoran's place. In all the general rejoicing over welcoming the Babe back to the fold, no one was vsry clear what could be worked out about Corcoran. Mrs. Zaharias said he would be In Tampa Monday and she thought something could be arranged. "He's the kind of fellow who would help without pay If necessary. If Fred doesn't desire to go along, we'll have to do it ourselves." But the Babe and Betsy Bawls, LPGA secretary, snld they thought the members could handle things themselves "If they have to." 8IIAWNEE BOYS — (First row, from let) Joe Jenkins. DHV!S Starling, Billy LnForge, Billy Brooks, Jack LaBue, Coach Curl Trussell; (second row) Dick Wilson, John Snmons; (back row) Harvey Seymour, JM Bowtn, Jerry Slacks, ATTENTION FARMERS! B« sure to have your Cottonseed and Soybeans tested for Germination. Woodson-Tenent Laboratories Licensed Groin Inspectors 612 W. Ash Blytheville, Ark. CHEERLEADERS — Rachel Rounsaval, Carolyn Byrd, Shirley Fay McFnlriclge, Betty Gall Speck and Rail Bagwell. Cogers Play For Polio Fund Mnrch of Dimes was about $50 richer today thjinks to last night's benefit basketball game at Haloy Field. Two independent teams Ark- Mo and First Nntlo-al Bank — .angled in the aff.iir. Ark-Mo took a 63-49 decision. Johnny Maucr, basketball coach I the University of Florida, was n ootball teammate of Red Grange t Illinois. Rawls' Jinx Is Bending TAMPA, Fla. '.fl-The Jinx which has hit Betsy Bawls in the Tampa Women's Open Golf Tournament in previous years is bending. Maybe this is the year It will break. The Spartanburg, S.' C.. pro, one of the top women golfers for years, loading money winner in 1952, and National Open champion last year, has never finished better than sixth here. Today she started out on the sec- ond half of the S5.000 tournament three strokes ahead of the highly rated field. She has put together rounds of 75 and 76 for 151 after 36 holes, one over par for the 7,093-yard Palma Ccia Course. Her closest rival is Betty Dodd, a Tampa professional, with 154. Then the pack thickened. Alice Bauer Hngge of Sarasota, had 155. Very much in contention ar» those two perennial throats, each twice a winner here, Babe Zaharias and Louise Suggs. They ar« tied at 156. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Jan. 25 8:00 p.m. Aduifs 60c — Children 15c TAG MATCH Danny Dusek & Chico Cortez Chuck Molner & Lee Fields Plus 2 1-Fall Matches DUSEK vs. MOLNER and CORTEZ vs. FIELDS

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